Come create some electronic component art with us! You'll solder and glue together old-school electronic components to make awesome little critters, robots, buildings, aliens, etc.etc, whatever your imagination can come up with. You'll be using soldering irons, glue-guns, and hand tools (tweasers, pliers, etc) to put components together; it's helpful if you already know how to use these tools, but if not we can train you.
We plan to run a large component-art workshop at Maker Festival this year, and we need to prototype the workshop, to make sure that we have all the right tools on hand, techniques to suggest, and some great examples of things to make. So really this workshop is an EXPERIMENT, prototype for the future one: we will be learning how to run the workshop while you are taking it.
So here's the deal - this workshop is free (we will give you your $5 back in person if you want; the $5 pre-payment just ensures that you'll actually show!), but if you make an awesome thing, we will keep it to be used as an example for other people later at Maker Festival. You can keep other things that you make; so e.g. if you really love it, you could just make it twice, or help us make a copy. We've got an *enormous* supply of components of hundreds of types, so there is bound to be enough material to make it again. We will also be collecting feedback - so if there is a tool you think we should have had, or advice you'd give to make it easier that we didn't, we'd love to get that feedback from you at the end, and will be soliciting it from you.